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for this next term? >> if the opponents are smart they could use the hurricane sandy to deal with some how package that with the defic debt ceilin and move this quickly forward and out of the way it could save everybody's face moving forward. we will see if they're that smart. ysidro depending on who you talk to into people are blaming and what people are blaming you. talking about the republicans. again, how much of this would you say is mitt romney or the party not reaching out to minority voters? what is it? >> i think perhaps what we should see of what went right. it was a very smart calculated get out the game the strategy. if you saw in those ke nine nine states. all of those swing states with the exception of north carolina was a very dedicated ground game that got it out there. and in some ways, what ever happened in this campaign was probably closer than it could have been. but i think that when we look at where the polls have been and trending the outcome was really making sure that the, the out came ground game. >> he did have one year to prepare the was great. >>pam: grant lotu
one. >>> good morning. more misery as the northeast sandy. a new threat, another storm the new jobs report is out this morning. it is mixed news. 171,000 jobs added. the unemployment rate up slightly to 7.9%. we will get reaction from both campaigns. >>> and walk this way. new yorkers in need of a lift are about to get one on our plaza. the count down has gun for air oh smith's first ever morning show concert today, friday, november 2nd, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, welcome to "today." 7:00 a.m. on the west coast on friday. i am matt lauer. >> i am savannah guthrie. it has been a hard week around here. we are excited to have something to smile about. aerosmith is here. >> i listened to the check. and the visual of them on the concert stage is something to remember. it is a great distraction. but only a distraction from the on-going problems in the wake of the storm sandy. this morning, the death toll from the storm has risen from more than 90 people. there's a lot of talk abo
battered by super storm sandy. the president traveled to hard hit areas on wednesday and today's meeting at the white house includes top aides, the head of fema and by the telephone, the governors of new york, new jersey and connecticut. and in this morning's weekly addressed. the president pledged to help storm victims to rebuild no matter how long it takes. >> as president, i promise them this, your country be there for you for as long as it takes to recover and rebuild. >> following this morning's meeting, they will fan out to tour damaged areas to make sure that necessary resources shall being provided. that includes gasoline because there's a shortage. and the long lines for gas still visible in some states. new jersey is actually rationing gas. >>> some people in new york cheered this morning when the lights came back on. the number of people without power drops from 2.6 million from a high of 8 million. the storm has left 175 people dead, including 106 in the united states. >>> new york marathon will not be run tomorrow. mayor bloomberg canceled that race after mounting criticism.
it out for sandy and now new york and new jersey residents bracing for another storm. why they say they wouldn't be leaving town this time around. >> so much for the warm temperatures. it is back to cool weather and now we have the prospect of some rain. we'll talk about that coming up. ,, ,,,,,, ,, ,,,,,, elec >>> it appears the so-called war on women spurred a lot of wins for women in yesterday's election. women will occupy a record number of senate seats at the start of next year. cbs 5's cate caugiran joins us live with more on that story and reaction from one of the longest serving women in washington, san francisco's own dianne feinstein. cate. >> reporter: good afternoon, frank. now, thanks to california voters, senator feinstein will continue on to a fourth term. she will be joining 19 other women in the senate and that's breaking last year's election record. >> more women are running. and more women are getting elected. and the options are opening, and you know, the glass ceiling begins to crumble. >> reporter: the popular former san francisco mayor won boy a wide margin a
forward with their cleanup from hurricane sandy, we're going to ask the question how will that storm impact voter turnout in parts of the country tomorrow? >> and, of course, sandy still fresh in our minds and our hearts. people still trying to recover an dig out. there's a new storm targeting the region in the coming days. we want to get right to al roker who is on hard-hit stinld with more on that. good morning, al. >> good morning, savannah. house after house, instead of cars in the garage or the driveway, they have boats, and they are planning to get some of these boats out of here starting today, but that may be hampered by an oncoming nor'easter which normally we wouldn't be that worried about, but because of the weakened beaches and infrastructure this could be a big, big problem. let's take a look at where it's starting off. tomorrow morning around 8:00 a.m. it's in florida. so it's causing problems for maybe the voting in florida, especially in northern and central florida. as we make our way up the day tomorrow, we see it along the carolina coastline. by wednesday morning i
another storm. how this will impact the recovery efforts of superstorm sandy. >> plus, coming clean. what the muni vandals caught here on camera is saying about the incident. >> and it is proof that everybody vote counts. coming up, how astronauts are making their voices heard even from outer space. maddy, come on. we got a new book! yay! come get into bed. this is a story about jingle the husky pup. and jingle was a good dog. ruff! ruff! jingle loved to bark hello. ruff! ruff! ruff! ruff! jingle even loved to sing. ruff! ruff! ruff! ruff! ruff! jingle! let's read the book to him. jingle, stay. and jingle did. ruff! ruff! [ female announcer ] hallmark interactive story buddies. counts- including absentee ballots from out of space. mission control in houston emailed a digital version oe p to astronauts >>> with the election too close to call every vote counts including absentee ballots from outer space. mission control in houston emailed a digital version of the ballot to astronauts in the international space station. when complete it comes back down to earth on the same path. the system w
1:30 or so, the president spoke with new jersey governor chris christie about hurricane sandy recovery. then, he handed the phone over to bruce springsteen. christie is a huge fan. >> it was great to talk to the president. and even better to talk to bruce. >> reporter: at 3:40 in columbus, ohio, the boss began and was soon joined by jay-z. then, the president was joined by the first lady for the final rally in des moines, iowa. >> i love you. let's go vote. >> reporter: and in addition, of course, to doing radio and tv interviews to get out the vote, president obama will play the traditional game of election day basketball. he always plays, george. it's become something of a superstition for the president. >> it sure has. jake, thanks very much. >>> let's get more from matthew dowd. veteran of presidential campaign war rooms. and jake talked about the wind at the back of the president. our poll shows, ten days ago, coming out of the debates, mitt romney had a three-point lead over the president. over the last ten days, that's shifted. our final poll has the president at 50%, m
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. >> extraordinary steps of the super storm sandy residents will be able to vote. ballots were delivered to the emergency shelters. and andrew cuomo has issued an emergency message for any polling is suitable for the residence. >> let me show you the east coast residents of for the most damage was done by hurricane sandy. this light gray is were there was moderate damage and as we move towards the coast it becomes heavier in the hardest-hit areas. it was along the jersey shore and connecticut. the next thing i want to show you are the voting selections these were towards barack obama and the bread is the present for the majority want to canne let us start on the jersey shore. you can see it is a mixture between republicans and democrats. however, north of atlantic city it becomes almost entirely republican. although there are a few democratic strongholds. new york, you can see staten island. it is pretty much split between republicans, democrats but as we go to the north-east. the island of manhattan was almost solid democrat. the same on the east river of long island at all, a democrat.
call for five boaters. >> and another issue to add to the growing list of concerns for sandy victims. what homeowners saying about the devastation. >> and a live look outside at the golden gate bridge on a saturday morning. we are watching in marin, southbound 101, a few lanes closed because of the accident earlier this morning. we will let you know how that's going as we move along. . >>> good morning to you. wow, what a beautiful shot. mostly clear skies, around the bay area. little bit of patchy fog. another good-looking day in store. >> family, friends and fans, are mourning the death of a legendary tv actor. he is probably best remembered as jr in the long running show dallas. he starred in the classic i dream of jennie. he died in a dallas hospital yesterday of complications a battle with cancer. he was 81 years old. >> an alabama sheriff's department is dealing a tragic loss. officials say one of the deputies was killed and another critically injured during a shoot out in baldwin. the deputies were responding to a family dispute when a man in the home started shooting at th
is talking about. plus, two weeks after super storm sandy, tens of thousands of americans are still in the dark. >> how long is it going to take to get our electricity back? >> i am very unhappy. [chanting] >> we certainly understand the frustration that's out there. [chanting] >> more trucks, more trucks. >> shepard: tonight, how long before the lights come back? and volunteers from louisiana bringing supplies to the northeast. pay back for all the help they got after hurricane katrina. >> we wanted to reach out and help them like some people helped us. >> shepard: tonight, all aboard the train of hope. but first from fox this monday night, pillow talk and national security. fox news confirms or has confirmed that the cia found classified documents on the computer that belongs to paula broadwell. she is the woman who had an affair with the then cia david petraeus. there is nothing to indicate that these documents actually came from general petraeus himself. the general stepped down as the cia director last friday but questions remain about whether his once secret lover knew informa
>>> good morning. >>> good morning. the sequel, a strong storm hits the sandy-ravaged northeast with 40-mile-an-hour winds and heavy wet snow. in some places, up to a foot of it. but in the midst of it all, a bright moment for one storm victim.victim. >> we are cold.e cold. oh, my goodness.dness. >>> honeymoon over.n over. the day after the president is re-elected, wall street has its worst day of the year while r w republicans are trying to figure out how they let it slip away. . >>> and you go, girl., girl. the 9-year-old phenom with m wi unbelievable moves on the n the football field.ll field. why she has all the boys chasing after her today, november 8th, 2012.3 c1 >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning.morning. i'm savannah gurthrie.urthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer.lauer. i love this interview that stephanie gosk was doing with w that woman.that woman. she hasn't had power since nine days ago, when the storm hit. in the middle of the interview, they were talking about that, no heat. s and the lights come on. imagine the relief you would feel.
. and as america celebrates thanksgiving volunteers reach out to help superstorm sandy's victims. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> people of this region deserve the chance to live free from fear and violence. >> the cease fire survives its first night in gaza. >> very different from the celebrations from what we've seen before. >> the agreement promises to halt years of palestinian rocket attacks and eases israeli border border. >> if you don't treat the underlying wound underneath, the infection doesn't go away. >>> political misconduct congressman jesse jackson jr. is officially calling it quits. >>> when discussing the attacks in benghazi, i relied solely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. >>> already long lines of die-hard shoppers hoping to score deals. >> they're calling this gray thursday. major retailers are trying to get the jump on one another by opening thanksgiving night. >> we're pretty much here for the tvs. >> we all know the true meaning of thanksgiving is great pri
and catch her. >> the effects of superstorm sandy could be felt by travelers headed to the east coast for the holiday. the crunch that storm has created nearly a month after it hit. >> the ktvu ipad app is ready to download so you take channel 2 with you for the holiday. drive time traffic, bay area weather and video of breaking news any time anywhere. q >>> freemont police are asking for your help in find ago woman who stole a package and some food off someone's front porch. this video caught the theft about 1:00 p.m. last saturday at a home on meyer park circle. 20 minutes after ups made a delivery that woman walked right up and took the package. she took a bag of canned goods left out for a charity drive. police have posted this video on youtube to try to catch her. freemont investigators say this is actually the first time they've used youtube to ask for the public's help in solve a crime. >> there's a new warning on a story we first reported back in may about the small colorful laundry detergent packets. some of the chemicals are toxic and need to be kept away from children. this
are taking steps to make sure everyone can vote despite some challenges created by that storm sandy. both states are allowing people to cast ballots at any polling place. there are shuttling to get people to the polls. and ballots have been sent to emergency shelters. >> the weather is about to turn bad again in areas hit by sandy last week. a nor'easter is expected to hit new york and new jersey tomorrow. there could be heavy rain and winds gusting to 60 miles an hour. and that within a problem for crews trying to restore power to a million homes and businesses. and more flooding is likely along the coast. it's so heartbreaking to hear that because these guys need a break. >> lawrence has a little measure of good news because it looks like it might stay offshore a little bit? >> the core of the low may stay a little further off the coastline so hopefully they won't get hit with the brunt of the winds. but cold air will bring snow. so tough going on the eastern seaboard. out west, high pressure dominating our weather. mostly clear start although we are seeing some patchy fog in the north
during an unseasonably cold spell in the northeast. adding to the damage left by hurricane sandy. a nor'easter blew through the east coast yesterday, dumping snow and rain on a region that's barely begun to dig out from sandy. we've got new pictures from staten island where several inches of wet snow are threatening to topple already weakened trees. power was knocked out to some 60,000 homes in newark and new jersey overnight. many of which had just had their service restored after many days in the dark. there's also renewed headaches for millions of commuters as passenger trains grind to a halt, and at least 1,300 flights are kept at the gates at the airports. let's go to meteorologist bill karins for a look at what is unfolding here. bill. >> good morning. before i get to the details, talking about joe's point there, nine days apart between these two events. i can almost guarantee you go back through history of hurricane landfalls, and i don't think any area has ever seen a snowstorm nine days after they dealt with a storm surge like we had with sandy. i mean, it's just ridiculous tha
:11. one week after sandy why east coast residents have to evacuate again. and the extreme measures being taken to make sure people dealing with sandy's aftermath can get out and vote. >> a controversial idea what california state university isproposing that made the students just furious. >>> lots of sunshine and it will be nice but not as warm as yesterday but way above average on temps and big changes start tomorrow. but maybe one more day of a couple record highs. >> thank you, steve. >>> one week after sandy devastated many seaside towns in new jersey, some people are being told to evacuate again. the office of emergency management is ordered people living in low lying areas in brick township new jersey to evacuate ahead of an approaching nor'easter. the town is expected to see more than an inch of rain and wind gusts up to 55 miles per hour during the storm. that alone is not unusual. but it could create a storm surge and add to the flooding. >>> turnout for the election has been heavy even in locations that saw heavy damage from super storm sandy. here you can see people long lines
. >>> what superstorm sandy victims discovered after returning home from the thanksgiving holiday. >> and signs of a fiscal compromise as a prominent lawmakers says he will consider a cap on taxes. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. >>> oakland police tonight are trying to quail a spike in gun violence. four people have been shot and killed in just the past 24 hours. >> reporter: gunfire, flashing lights and homicide investigators that's what folks in this alan dale in east oakland woke up to just about 6:00 this morning. >> seemed l
of what is going on in the river wake of super storm sandy. there is trouble with the power generators in some polling places so the governor is asking people for their patients and their tolerance. >> we just heard that they could go until 11:00 p.m., is that their time or our time? it could be a while and all eyes have been on virginia and florida. we will hear about ohio later. as results did begin to trickle and there are no surprises yet. >> there has been no surprise in the electoral college. we are talking about florida and virginia and new hampshire. new hampshire should be coming in sound because they're smaller and has the least number of votes. virginia will be interesting, and they are extended to 11:00 p.m. our time all the votes they're talking about are in northern virginia. that is where president obama has to win big. he had to take is at face value, some of the numbers coming in in terms of the keep richmond suburbs shows that president obama and mitt romney winning that area but by the same margin as john mccain. that is not the kind of numbers that they want but it
is underway in new york and new jersey to make sure victims of super storm sandy can still cast their ballots. they signed executive orders to allow them to cast provisional ballots. some are set up by tents under generators. and ballots will be counted after the general election. there is a big decision to make about repeeling the death penalty and it is gaining national attention. good afternoon brian. >> reporter: what it would do is pass and give death row inmates life without the possibility of parole without the chance of parole. they say if the pressure is past it would save millions of dollars. they are expected around 5:00 this afternoon but prop 34 would save the state $134 million that would otherwise be used for long drawn out cases and it would require them to work and their wages would be sent to crime victims. they are asking california to show compassion. >> even if guilty, that is not what america stands for. we are setting a trend, is that what we want to stand for as americans. i said no, we want to put people to death but not put our children through school? this makes no
problems at its factory. monday bull market for weeks incensed superstore sandy slammed into sections. monday--will mark but all of this mess left behind will be hazardous to their host. m on this it could be hazardous-test to their health. >> lurking into the danger is exposure to toxins, mold, dust and in some places sewage. long beach home owner will only enter this wearing a protective suit and mask as he cleared out items that were submerged. >> are you concerned about mold? >> but at this time i do not have made any time for it i've got to get this done so i need to protect myself. >> he does not get time others have been showing up with federal disaster assistance teams. >> you have been through a federal disaster areas. >> besides a psychological treatment they come in complaining of coughs, bronchitis, asthma since this base was set up on november 15th. >> we've been treating 70-80 patients per day. >> per day? >> yes, per day. >> the majority or pulmonary problems? >> yes, and heart problems. >> the commander is stressing that it is not clear, nice dresses is with chronic co
official with the new york utility is stepping down amid criticism in the wake. hurricane sandy. michael harvey is chief operating officer for the long island power authority. of all the utilities in the region hit by sands, lipa has taken the longest to restore power. 10,000 homes and businesses on long island still have no power. the utility hopes most will have power restored today. >>> the christmas tree for new york's rockefeller plaza is set to be put up today. the 80-foot tree was selected a month ago in new jersey. that was before superstorm sandy hit. the tree swayed during the storm but kept standing and now it's been cut down and put on a truck heading for new york. it's that time of the year already. >> we were just saying that. >> no kidding. >>> oakland police helped with a special delivery at a shell gas station. >> this is cool. three officers helped deliver a baby at a station in the nolan park neighborhood friday. they got a chance to meet the baby and his parents yesterday. >> i don't know -- if it -- [ indiscernible ] no matter what they was doing, you know, that was
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getting slammed by superstorm sandy, new york and new jersey are bracing for yet another new storm. hundreds of flights in the area have already been cancelled, and airlines are evaluating how many more will be grounded. in low-lying areas police are using loudspeakers to tell residents to move to higher ground, and hundreds of nursing home residents in the hard-hit rockaways have already been evacuated. one ray of hope. weather experts now say this nor'easter may be weaker than originally expected. >>> after indicating that he would not voluntarily attend a congressional hearing this month, house lawmakers have issued a subpoena for barry kaden, the director of the massachusetts pharmacy at the center of the deadly meningitis outbreak. 30 deaths have been blamed on the outbreak and more than 400 people have been sickened by tainted steroid injections distributed by the compounding facility. >>> the former president of penn state university is set for arraignment today as graham spanier's criminal case begins. he's charged with perjury and attempting to cover up the jerry sandusky
's touring statent island and other locations in the wake of the cleanup and aftermath of hurricane sandy. when that video becomes available, we'll take you there live. while we wait for that, we'll bring you a portion of this morning's "washington journal." host: independent vermont senator bernie sanders joins us from capitol hill this morning. thank you for being with us. and to get started here's a question. should democrats be ready to walk away from the bargaining table as you and the congress address this fiscal cliff? should democrats be willing to say if we can't get what we want we are willing to go over the cliff? guest: i think all of us want to make sure, want to do everything that we can to see that the fiscal cliff is avoided. but i think what we have seen in the past is a level of obstructionism on the part of republicans who said hey it's either my way or the identifyway. election vs. consequences. democrats want -- elections have consequences. democrats won. democrats won 25 out of 33 seats in the senate. they won seats in the house. one of the key issues during that cam
to sandy are now getting work. the governor has set aside $27 million to hire 5,000 new yorkers who help clean and rebuild their neighborhoods. it's estimated that 200,000 new yorkers are unemployed because of sandy. all adults impacted by sandy can apply but the initiative is geared towards people ages 18 to 24. >> it's that age bracket that has the highest unemployment. so we're doing a two--part here where the unim-- two-part thing here where the unemployment for that age group can run as high as 27%. >>> coming up -- what's moving the markets this morning and were retailers seeing a lot of green on black friday? >> and controversial confetingty -- >>> and controversy confety. why investigators will look into it during the -- confetti. why investigators will look into it. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing,
. rental cars almost impossible to find because thousands of them were flooded by hurricane sandy. if you're trying to get a rental car, probably didn't have much luck. as far as air travel, good news, it's down from last year, so the airports will be a little emptier. when you're shopping for airfare, that's down as well. about 11%. the average price for a ticket within the u.s. today is $188. finally, buses, cruise ships and trains, 1.3 million americans traveling that way today. so here we are on i-95. we're hoping to get back to you matt. i hear you're cooking dinner. >> you might want to head in the other direction. thank you very much. good to see you. >> you're cooking but he's not invited? >> don't want my cooking, that's all. >> let's get a check of the top stories. natalie morales is at the news desk. >> good morning savannah and matt and everyone. a last-ditch effort to save hostess brands has failed. the second largest union broke down late tuesday. the cake maker heads to bankruptcy court today to let a judge decide what the company can liquidate. there may be hopes for twink
sandy. airlines have canceled flights at the three major airports. the slowdown could slow down the effort to restore power to the more than 1 million people without power. those guys really need a break. >> it's a week-plus and that storm is working its way there. well, i guess you played nostradamus and said obama would win and now -- >> there's big changes in the weather. what a change from yesterday. we have temperatures in the 70s and 80s again but looks like things are going to be much different outside for today. the low clouds and fog have swept back onshore but the sea breeze, we have foggy conditions and mist at the coastline, cloudy in parts of the bay and patchy fog in the valleys temperatures in the 50s. this afternoon numbers going down. 60s maybe low 70s well inland but we are going to see lingering clouds especially at the coastline. and it looks like that heat wave now is a memory. low makes its way into the coastline. the ridge sliding east and the system will come into the bay area bringing with it a chance of rain and much cooler temperatures as we head in t
storm aimed at the hard hit northeast. and al is in sandy point, new jersey, again this morning. al, good morning to you. >> they built this berm, this dune a mile long yesterday to protect against the nor'easter yesterday to put in an access point and bringing in dump trucks to bring in more sand to protect against a storm surge. let's show you the northeast, because they are making a way along the new jersey coast and bringing in strong northeasterly winds and wind gusts from 30 to 40 miles per hour, and we are expecting airport delays along the i-95 corridor and expecting storm surge from two to four feet of storm surge along the eastern board. the storm surge is going to be causing problems on the beach erosion, and shore waves of 8 to 12 feet. and we have rain with the system. we are talking about anywhere from two to four inches of rain, but look at what is behind it. along the new york/new jersey shoreline, on into pennsylvania and upstate new york, we are talking about snow. some areas are picking up six to nine inches of snow. the philadelphia area has a winter storm warnin
just on the heels of sandy. al is in point pleasant beach, new jersey again this morning. al, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah and matt. they built this birm, this dune about a mile long yesterday to protect against this nor'easter coming in. they are putting in an access point. they will be bringing in dump trucks to put in more sand to protect against storm surge. let's show you the nor'easter right now. it's making its way up along the new jersey coast. it's bringing in strong northeasterly winds. wind gusts of anywhere from 30 to 40 miles per hour. take a look. we're expecting airport delays today along the i-95 corridor. we're al expecting storm surge coming in. anywhere from four to -- two to four feet of storm surge along the eastern sea board. as you can see, the storm surge is going to be causing problems as far as beach and erosion, flooding, shore waves of eight to 12 feet. wind gusts of 65 miles per hour. we have rain with the system. we are talking anywhere from two to four inches of rain. but look at what's behind it. along the new york/nrnew jersey shor
. well, until hurricane sandy, all the polls showed that it was really a much titler race, and let's again look at the reality that the popular vote was still rather close. >> bill: right. >> and it could very well be that it took, again you hate to see a tragedy like sandy crystallizing votes, but the whole emotional content of the electorate shifted because people saw it wasn't just a storm, a bit of distraction for mitt romney, it showed the public what government was about, the slogan should have been after that, who rebuilt that, the public really saw and i think we talked about that on the show, the necessity of a government that builds, that comes in was clear to everybody. good 2% to 3% have the vote right there. >> bill: i remember the headline a big storm requires big government. they really summed it up. eliot, we'll let you go back to bed. get another hour of sleep. thank you for getting up for us this morning. >> it's great to get up today. >> bill: congratulations to you and all the current team, as well. etteout spitzer see him at 8:00 p.m. on current tv. >> announce
-- excuse me 16.8 million dollars has been raised to help victims of superstorm sandy. >>> ahead, five things to know before you go, including what president obama afternoon mitt romney have planned on th(kxañ;x;x;x;x$ú >>> here are five things to know before you go. number one, it is election day polls opening in california in five, six minutes, president obama returned home to chicago last night. he will not be voting today because he and the first lady have cast their votes early. >> number two, mitt romney cast his ballot near his boston area home an hour ago. he will campaign in ohio and pennsylvania today before returning to boston to celebrate with his supporters or concede. >> number three, big issue facing california voters, prop 30, governor brown's tax measure to fund education. the initiative would raise taxes on higher incomes and raise sales tax to avoid cuts to schools. broken plans to vote in oakland in the next few minutes then rally with prop 30 sue -- supporters. >>> number four, if measure n passes richmond will be the first -- >> number five, berkeley voters dec
mom and pop store a boost of business. here in this area, badly needed in the wake of hurricane sandy. joining us more to talk more about that is new york city mayor michael bloomberg. welcome. >> thank you. welcome to small business saturday. >> good to be here. we all know what the city has been through over the past few weeks. you have an announcement regarding some of those businesses that even still can't open. >> number one, small business saturday is the creation of american express. they've done a wonderful thing helping small businesses grow in this city. small businesses account for 98% of all businesses. they employ 50% of the people in this city. 2/3 of them have five employees or less. they really are the job creators for new york city. new york city has gotten back 200% of the jobs lost during the recession. the country has only gotten back 40% and it's really all been in small businesses. small businesses are the ones in your neighborhood that let you really find good values, get somebody that knows what you need, understands your culture, and it's very important, a lot
to recover after superstorm sandy. this as dropping temperatures and a new storm bare down on the region. a nor'easter set to slam the region on wednesday. state officials are working to ease the voting process for displaced people allowing voters in emergency zones to vote at any polling station they can access. >>> prosecutors at lewis mccord say that staff sergeant robert bales went on a killing spree in two afghan villages last march after drinking with fellow soldiers, watching a movie about rejeng killings and discussing a friend who had lost a leg. he's accused of carrying out one of the worst wars a trosties over the last ten years and faces murder and six counts of attempted murder. the 39-year-old has not entered a plea, but attorneys say he has post-traumatic stress disorder. prosecutors showed video of bales surrendering taken by surveillance blimps. >>> now let's head to wall street. >> the markets like certainty, whatever the reaction in the next few days, investors will shift focus to how to avoid the fiscal cliff. automatically traded at the end of year. back to you. >> m
. this is an 80-foot tree, and a little extra special this year. >> reporter: it withstood hurricane sandy. >> what would christmas be without santa? >> hi, santa. >> how is it going? >> i love this tree. i love the smell of spruce in the morning. you know, it brings the holiday spirit right here to new york city from the good friends over in new jersey, really gone through a blast here the last few weeks. >> really need the holiday. >> brought some north pole weather. tell you what. better than the warm weather you had the other day. >> are you ready for the holiday? >> absolutely ready. just opened it at radio city music hall last night so we're very excited about that. >> the 85th anniversary. >> 85 years. >> spectacular. >> we've been dancing in new york. >> and you need some visitors. >> you don't look a day over 85 and a half and a half. >>tweaking the list, on balance have the girls and boys been naughty or nice? >> glad you said that rather than good or bad. i would have to say the boys are a little bit more on the naughty list. >> santa. >> i'm working on it. >> as soon as natalie
.s. airlines have issued-- >> this is a much smaller storm system compared to sandy. it is already dropping ran along the jersey shoreline and parts of new york. what we are concerned about is that we do have cold air coming with it and it will be freezing rain and snow. there also be high winds and we are concerned about flooding. with this storm system may be new flooding will basically hamper the efforts that they are using to rehabilitate this area. >> let's take a live look at the golden gate bridge. you concede there is a little bit of fog and very light traffic. we are wondering what we are waking up to because we have had a few nice days in a row. we might be getting back to reality. >> two elements and play right now is that we do have cool weather in place. we do have dense fog. if you think this is bad you should check out napa and santa rosa. however, out the door it is 57 degrees and--as we take a look at the visibility chart through 1 01 is just a half mile before napa. some of the fog and cloud cover is filling in the land as well. you should drive with extra caution. good news i
in areas that of course are still recovering from sandy from a week ago. airline flights have been canceled at all three of new york's major airports. the storm could slow down efforts to restore power too. there's more than one million people still without electricity in that area. tough. >> mm-hm. >>> two states made a little history by legalizing recreational marijuana use last night. >> in washington and colorado, voters approved new laws that regulate production, possession and distribution of cannabis for people 21 and older. a similar measure in oregon was defeated by the way. meanwhile maine and maryland became the first two states to pass ballot initiatives approving same-sex marriage. the state of washington appears to be on track to legalizing gay marriages. however, voters in minnesota rejected a similar measure. >>> 5:55. our next half hour president obama secures another four-year term. >> how he won in one of the tightest elections in u.s. history and his promise for the next four years. >> it was down to the wire one of the closest battles in california. prop 30. it has pass
sandy. and that's part of the event today, as well. >> it really has. this area has really been torn, people are still recovering. there are many that are not going to have a traditional thanksgiving. and we're hoping that today could be a sense of rejuvenation and joy. we're all supporting the red cross, everybody in the parade this year, balloon handlers, float escorts, clowns, cheerleaders, myself, hopefully you guys will be wearing a red cross pin to show our support for the good work they've done and still are doing. >> have a great parade. i know you've got to get up town -- >> i do. al is up there, brought us great weather. i thank him for that. >> happy thanksgiving. >> happy thanksgiving. >> we'll send it back to you. >> we'll check in with you guys in a little bit later. you can watch the spectacular macy's thanksgiving day parade starting at 9:00 a.m. here on nbc. >> and now let's get a check of the weather from al. he's up town where the parade is getting ready to kick off. >> today's weather is brought to you by walmart, tune in tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern time for a sp
hurricane sandy hit the northeast. stronghold for democrats that appeared destined to depress turn out for the president in some of his largest states. they said, we're just not thinking about the popular vote right now we're only focused on our battleground states. but something they're going to have to think about a lot more if these totals hold. >> pelley: thank you very much. let's switch over to jan crawford at romney headquarters in boston. certainly looking like a very different scene in boston, jan? >> reporter: it has been for the past couple hours there really has not been any good news for this crowd tonight. of course very quiet as you can imagine in this room. the questions now, of course, going to begin for the romney cam main what happened, why, for example didn't respond to some of the negative attacks over the summer allowing obama campaign to define him, particularly some of those battleground states with his work at bank capital. positions on auto industry bail out that really hurt him. people here believe, we're raising questions about that in recent weeks. when w
to the backlash due to super storm sandy. the mayor stated that they're sending out investigations due to residents still not having power. they stated that their response to the storm--nearly 50,000 residents of long island are still way for the power to be restored. >> enjoy the sunshine today and warmer conditions. we will see big changes coming to rest of the week. there will be a mixture of sun and clouds. tomorrow will be cooler and will be in the '60s. rain by thursday night into friday morning. the week began looks to be unsettled as well. downtown san francisco was at 58 degrees and san mateo is still in the upper 40's at this hour. it is mid-50s for hayward and pleasanton. here is a look at the satellite radar picture. this tells us that offshore-spanish this is cloud and and the low pressure will bring us showers by thursday night and friday morning. this is only round one and we will have a another round into early next week. if you should enjoy the warmth today because the bad weather is coming. there stating it will be generally cloudy and then in the green he was see tha
storm sandy in new jersey is now estimated to big 29 and 1/2 billion dollars. governor chris christie's office says said estimate takes into account the told the storm has taken on the state's tourism industry. the multibillion-dollar number is an initial estimate that may possibly go higher. city hit the region almost a month ago. more than 30,000 people remained without power in new york and new jersey. earlier this month, no your governor andrew cuomo estimated the storm damage in his state was $33 billion. >> 10 years after her kidnapping, and elizabeth smart is telling her story. st. martin's press has purchased the rights to smart's memoir. as mars says she was waiting for the conviction of her kidnapper before collaborating her store. >> director and lee brands like a pie to the big screen. this is a coming-of- age story of date zookeeper's son whole was on--this will be is rated pg. anthony hopkins takes on the story about the making of alfred hitchcock's psycho. a film about santa and the easter bunny saving the world. >> this movie is rated pg- 13 and rise of the guard in ja
it to try to change the momentum away from hurricane sandy is the way to generate excitement. the race is tightening. it did not deploy bill clinton if you thought you have [inaudible] >> we use the ap for official calls in states. we will get the updates for other networks. nbc is calling the massachusetts senate race for elisabeth warren -- elizabeth warren. that makes some math for republicans winning back the senate almost impossible. it will put a prominent liberal in the senate and take out a republican. one of the few moderate republicans left in the senate. that person will be ousted and join olympia snowe left because she was sick of the politics of washington. one of the things you need to keep in mind is you want to wins in these races. you will end up with a much more polarized senate. elizabeth warren -- is almost instantly a national figure. talk about the importance of this race. >> in terms of the moderates and the senate, what is going to happen in this election is you'll get totally elected in indiana, and you have a lot of friends for people like joe manchin. even th
consumption of opposition to co2 and global warming in the wake of hurricane sandy and we will have to see what happens. another category that didn't get talked about, and that's very unfortunate and first on that list i would talk about health care defined as madison, defined as curing things since the clinton era we have had abundant discussions of health care finance, health care insurance. in the same period, the number of quantity of medicine emerging from the medical scientific pipeline has plummeted the number of new drugs with 62% in the last 15 years and medical device is down 40%, the number of new antibiotics, the amount of the venture capital of the field is down anywhere between a third to 3/4 depending on which source you look to but nobody thinks it's going up. in other words we are in a paradoxical situation at president obama's reelection will only enunciate this further. we are committed to taking care of everybody in this country on health care. the truth of the matter is we have had a version of national health insurance since the emergency treatment and labor act of 19
everything in superstorm sandy. now people in staten island are getting major boost. a secret santa visiting them and handing out hundred dollar bills. more on that coming up. >>> also an anchor over on msnbc portraying senator john mccain as a racist for his criticism of u.n. ambassador susan rice. our news watch team, judith miller and kirsten powers, next with more thoughts on that. jenna: there it is, sorry about that. we're getting breaking news out of casper, wyoming, there's a community college there, casper college, and the lotters indicate that -- reports indicate there was a shooting on campus. one dead, one wounded according to local reports. a college spokesperson saying at the time that he believes, according to what from police, that the shooter is dead. we're still trying to work out, again, some of these new reports just into the newsroom of one dead, one wounded at this community college in casper, wyoming. as we hear more, we will bring you this breaking news. jon? jon: new questions out there, jenna, about racism after a television anchor goes on a rant about senator john
. the president is dealing with the aftermath of hurricane sandy today. he heads to new york this morning to look at the damage and to thank first responders who risked their lives last month. later this evening president obama will host the cast and crew of the movie "lincoln" for a screening at the white house. he is coming off a very important news conference yesterday. not only was this the first since his re-election, it was also the first he's held in eight months. several reporters did want to talk about the general petraeus scandal, of course but the president fortunately did get to spend a lot of time on the fiscal cliff which is what he was hoping for. while left room for a compromise by not taking a hard, red line on taxes he did say that he will not extend cuts for the rich. >> obama: when it comes to the top 2%, what i'm not going to do is to extend further tax cut for folks who don't need it which would cost close to a trillion dollars. >> senate democrats are hoping he will stick to that claim and not comprom
to that site beating the previous record set by superstorm sandy. >>> you can find good samaritans under water, 250 miles south of baja, mexico, look at this, this dive crew found a distressed whale shark dangerously tangled up in some rope. the team made a couple of attempts and were finally able to cut it loose and free the giant creature. amazing. it is now four minutes after the hour. back to al with a check of the weather. hey, al. >> sounds pretty cool. >> and we'll get to our lovely person who is donating stuff for our toy drive in just a second. let's show you what we've got weather-wise for you. take a look. we're talking about a risk of strong storms from houston, texas, all the way to alexandria, virginia and isolated tornadoes later today on into tonight. we're looking at rain firing up and making its way causing some problems from houston all the way to new orleans and north, you can see snow stretching tomorrow into early wednesday, from boston all the way back to charleston. snowfall amounts anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of snow from harrisburg north of philadelphia, from hartford
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